Warning this post may be spooky!
About nine years ago my daughter began to tell me about her imaginary friend named “Fasta.” She was three years old, with a wild imagination. She told me, her friend was a beautiful brightly colored pony that was always with her. He played with her and her “real” friends every day. At first, I thought, she just has an active imagination, and I have nothing to worry about. Well, that is until she told me he follows me around too.
One afternoon before picking my daughter up from school, I ran into Kohls to look for shoes. I wasn’t planning on going there, but I had a little time to kill after my last client, so I figured I would go in and see if they had any cute shoes for my daughters. Luckily I found some cute shoes and one hell of a sale, so I grabbed as many as possible.
About an hour later, I was pulling up to my daughter’s pre-K school, and then moments later, she hopped in the car. She gave me a big hug and a kiss and told me about her day.
When she finished talking, I told her, “I bought you some cool shoes today”.
And to my surprise, she replied, “Oh yeah, I know, Fasta told me, he said you bought me four new pairs of shoes.”
My hands started to shake as I made a left turn to pull into our subdivision. I couldn’t form a clear thought or response to what she had just said. Then, right, when I could create a sentence, she added, “he told me that I’m really going to like the pink pair of shoes that light up.”
At that moment, I felt hot, and I was immediately lightheaded.
I pulled into my garage, and my four-year-old hopped out so carefree with her ponytails bouncing in the wind and hunger for mac and cheese in her belly. My hands were shaking as I rushed to fix her snack. I couldn’t wait to pull my husband upstairs and tell him what had just happened.
As I told him the story, I pulled out her three pairs of new shoes and then the pink light-ups that brought the total to four. We decided that we wouldn’t say anything to her about her “friend” unless her imaginary friend turned evil.
Part 2 is coming!
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